FROM Bruce Schoenfeld
Who Deserves Credit for the Golden State Warriors' Wins? Fans focus on the exploits of athletes, but there's no doubt that professional sports is also big business. Should venture capitalists get some of the credit for a basketball team that's about to make history? Photo: Keith Allison If the Golden State Warriors win their last game of the season on Wednesday night, they'll break a record set by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls 20 years ago. The team and its star point guard are so much a cultural phenomenon that Stephen Curry's three-year old daughter "has developed a following." That's according to Bruce Schoenfeld in the New York Times magazine .
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?